By: Lauren Hurley
Hepatitis A is caused when a person eats food contaminated by someone with virus, drinks contaminated water, or eating raw shellfish from water polluted sewage. You can also get infected if you: Eat fruits, vegetables, or other foods that were contaminated during handling, like eating raw shellfish harvested from water that's got the virus in it.
There is no treatment that can cure Hepatitis A, but the condition clears up on its own in one or two months. Resting and adequate hydration can help. Also try to avoid alcohol.
Immune Cells involved in Immune Response
How Virus Replicates
After the virus is in the host cell, the virus loses the capsid and the RNA makes the host cell to produce the viral proteins and RNA that the virus needs to be made. A protease to make proteins and a polymerase that helps make viral RNA are made when these viral proteins are made. These become enclosed in a protein shell to make new viruses.